Law Enforcement and Fire Department Dive Teams, Working As One

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Have you heard about the common beef between law enforcement and fire department public safety dive teams? It is real and alive; however, we’re calling for these teams to work together for the common good. Learn more about how these two types of teams can work together for the benefit of the community.

ERDI Testifying in Court

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Public safety divers often juggle a lot of roles. While you may not be called to testify for each and every call you go on. It's important to know what you need to do to be prepared to be called to testify no matter what call you go on. In this article we'll touch on the things you should keep in mind just in case.

ERDI PSD Tips and Cautions

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Is your team on the same page in regards to what certain terms mean? Do you have team members with all different backgrounds or even training? If you answered yes to either of these questions this article is for you.

Obtaining Corporate Funding for Your Public Safety Dive Team

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Getting funding for a public safety team is no easy feat. It seems that no matter how experienced or large a team is, there’s still never enough to go around. In this article, we’ll walk you through a few unique ways to get corporate funding for your public safety dive team.

Visual Clues

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Learn more about how your team can use visual clues to plan rescue dives. There are three main visual clues you can use to assess any dive site. We're breaking them down in detail.

When Is It a Crime Scene?

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Do you know when a call becomes a crime scene? We're breaking down the specific things that make a public safety call out a crime scene and why. While this may seem obvious it's worth a review from time to time.

The Pre-dive Safety Checklist

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Safety should always be the number one goal and the first step to safety is doing everything you can to prevent a problem. That’s where checklists come in, specifically pre-dive checklists. These lists are a little different compared to your standard Open Water Diver pre-dive checklist. Learn more about what public safety divers should go over.

Please Explain the Basics!

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We’re taking you back to the basics in this one. Does your team know all of the gas laws backward and forward? These are a necessity to keeping your team safe and preventing injuries. Tony Pietrantonio, a commercial diver, public safety diver, supervisor, and instructor helps us take a closer look into the basics every team should work to master.

Can I get COVID-19 Exposure from a Dive Mission

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Public Safety Divers don’t have the option to just stay home when a call comes in. This puts them at risk in many ways, however in our current times due to the global pandemic public safety divers are at even greater risk. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your team the next time you get called out with this research-based article.

The Importance of Staying On Top Of Your Diving Gear Maintenance Tasks

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Most folks want all the cool gear but don’t actually want to or know how to properly care for it. In this article, we’ll delve into which pieces of gear you should be looking at, who should perform the maintenance, and how to fix it.
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Let us "co-host" your next ERDI Course

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Are you trying to get more eyes on your next ERDI course? We have an idea to make that happen. Learn how to use Facebook Events to promote your courses with us as a co-host.